Nicole Kidman on How Being an Adoptive Mother Affected Her Role in ‘Lion’

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Nicole Kidman plays a mother who adopts two boys from India in “Lion,” which opened in theaters in late November.

As an adoptive parent herself, the actress found parallels with — and was inspired by — her character’s journey.

Kidman shared the experience with fellow thesp Casey Affleck for the fifth season of Variety and PBS’ series “Actors on Actors.”

“I have adopted children … that was probably the connecting tissue for me,” Kidman explained.

That led to a candid conversation about the complexities of adoption — on screen and in real life.

The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 5, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on PBS SoCal on Jan. 3.